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Quantifying Tenure Risk (QTR)
15 September 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Joseph Feyertag
Judith Tyson
Sub-Saharan Africa
Global

Private financial flows that are tracked against certain Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria reached record highs in 2020. But this boom may not be having a material impact, especially in low-income countries (LICs) which are most in need of it. Identifying and managing unknown financial risks can help re-balance the risk-reward ratio for sustainable investors.

 

Musul – The second community in Kenya to secure their land rights, the first to do so using legal empowerment Visit
30 July 2021
Authors: 
Namati Communications
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya

The Maasai community of Musul have lived on the same land in Laikipia county for generations. It is their source of food and water, the heart of their culture and beliefs, and their ancestral home. But until recently, their legal rights to govern it were tenuous.

India Land rights
5 July 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Gemma van der Haar
Dominique Schmid
Sub-Saharan Africa
Zambia
Nigeria
India

In the second PhD session of the LANDac Conference 2021, three PhD researchers presented their work in progress. We learned about slums in Abuja, Nigeria, about forest rights in India, and about the relation between inequalities in soil fertility, gender, and access to subsidies. Each presentation was discussed by an expert from the LANDac network.

 

Key Takeaways

18 June 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Matt Kandel
Sub-Saharan Africa

Landscape restoration creates opportunities for securing the land and natural resource rights of local land users as well for improving soil health, sequestering carbon, and enhancing biodiversity. In order to achieve synergies between these interrelated aims, restoration practitioners must carefully consider how projects are managed, particularly with regard to supporting equity in project design and planning—the focus of this blog.  

 

Imagem: Johnny Miller
31 May 2021
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa
Escrito por Matthew Maganga | Traduzido por Camilla Sbeghen
 
Terraced Fields Credit: ©2010CIAT/NeilPalmer
12 May 2021
Authors: 
Amaelle Seigneret
Sub-Saharan Africa
South America
South-Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Global

As part of the launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator 2.0, the Land Portal spoke with Amaelle Seigneret, Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development(link is external), to hear what’s new. 

Palm Oil Truck
12 May 2021
Authors: 
Nathaniah Jacobs
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sierra Leone
Asia
Eastern Asia
South-Eastern Asia
Global

As part of the launch of the Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator 2.0, the Land Portal spoke with Nathaniah Jacobs, Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development, to hear more about the Advancing Land-based Investment Governance (ALIGN) project. The Navigator is positioned to be a valuable tool and resource for ALIGN stakeholders. 

Foto: Alfredo Zuniga AFP
19 April 2021
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique

Governo vem adotando posicionamento favorável à promoção dos interesses privados em detrimento do exercício do seu papel de proteger efetivamente os direitos das populações no país.

Por Isabella Lamas*  

Fonte: Nzira Deus
30 March 2021
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
Nzira Deus denuncia a usurpação de terras e a violência em Moçambique e compartilha estratégias feministas para a organização e transformação.
 

Por Nzira Deus

 

Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa
5 March 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Ibrahima KA
Ms. Cynthia Berning
Sub-Saharan Africa

As part of the Prindex global dataset, people in 34 sub-Saharan countries were asked about their feelings of security or fear regarding possible eviction. Dr Ibrahima Ka and Cynthia Berning share intriguing findings.

Being evicted is one of the most unsettling things that can happen to you – living in fear of eviction is bad for your health and wellbeing and puts your life on hold, stopping you from investing in your future.

22 February 2021
Authors: 
Miss Olipa Katongo Kunda
Sub-Saharan Africa
Zambia

When a woman has legal access to and control over land and its profits, she improves her own life and that of her family.  In order for this to happen, equitable laws, policies, systems and customs that promote and support women’s land ownership must be put into effect.

Foto: Reprodução / Reuters
27 October 2020
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Zimbabwe
Por Hilary Zhou
 
Fome e conflito são a face do continente africano. Mas nem sempre foi assim.
 

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